401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Say “Yes” to 2021!

We are very excited for what God has in store for us this Fall at First Pres.   Two worship services, one Contemporary (8:30am), one Traditional (11:00am) and a dedicated Christian Education time in between services. We will be offering a variety of Biblically based educational opportunities for every age, along with a time for fellowship with your church family.

The last year’s restrictions forced us to say “no” to so many of the thing we love to do.  This fall we are excited to empower you to say, “Yes”!  Say “yes” to worship, education, and service. We believe that God is calling each of us to serve in some way. Where is God calling you to serve? Perhaps, you are being called to share your gifts with others, to impact others by being a facilitator, a youth group leader, a nursery worker, or someone to teach and share God’s love with the precious children he has placed in our lives.  Or maybe you enjoy building things, or have the gifts to serve on our Tech Team?  It’s time to say YES to all that God has for you!

Adult Christian Education Ministry (ACE)

Contact Mona Petersen: monap@first pres.cc

Bi-monthly Ministry Newsletter
Use Constant Contact to create and publish newsletters for those who have experience with updating and editing content, including graphics. You will have access to a computer on-site.

Sunday Morning Christian Ed Opportunities Representative
ONCE A MONTH you will hand out our schedule of classes, Bible studies, and small groups at either the 8:30 a.m. Contemporary service (Fellowship Hall) or 11:00 a.m. Traditional service (Main Sanctuary)

Wednesday Evening Christian Ed Opportunities Representative
ONCE A MONTH you will hand out our schedule of classes, Bible studies, and small groups during Wednesday Night Out Dinners in the Fellowship Hall.

Children’s Ministry

Contact Cindy Vason: cindyv@firstpres.cc

Sunday School Small Group Leader
Most of our Sunday school teachers teach on a month-long rotation. You’ll be responsible for teaching the Sunday school lesson. (everything you need will be provided)

Substitute Sunday School Teacher
You’ll be on a call list for our Sunday school teachers to reach out to if they need someone to fill in one Sunday.

Sunday School Lesson Prep
Help put together supplies for the Sunday morning lesson. This consists of gathering supplies for the crafts or games and then make a list of what is needed.

Wednesday Night Leader or Helper
You’ll serve on Wednesday night from 6:00-7:00 with our Kindergarten-5th graders. As a leader, you’ll have your choice of teaching arts & crafts, games, drama, or assist with putting together mission projects. As a helper, you’ll assist the main leader.

Vacation Bible School
Like to have Fun?! Join us for a fun and rewarding week. Opportunities include: Shepherds to lead kids to the various rotations, rotation leaders & helpers, energetic song leaders, aftercare activities or prep before VBS week.

Family Special Events

Contact Cindy Vaso: cindy@firstpres.cc

Easter Egg Hunt
Volunteer for this super-fun family event by donating filled eggs, set up for the event, lead the kids in a fun game of balloon toss or relay races, face painting, cook hot dogs, or serve at one of the stations.

Trunk or Treat (October 27)
Trunk or Treat is a safe, fun, and not-so-scary alternative to going door to door with the kids! Have fun decorating your car trunk and handing out treats!!

Christmas Family Night
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with a journey to Bethlehem.

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dances
Help us create an enchanted evening for parent and their children by volunteering to help decorate or serve the night of the events!

Vacation Bible School Workdays
Help us get ready for Vacation Bible school with painting, putting together props, making sample crafts, or with other fun and creative ideas

Office Angels

Bulletin Assembly Team
Our Bulletin Assembly team help prepare for the weekend by stuffing our church bulletins on Friday morning with important information and connect cards. If this ministry is something you might be interested in joining, pleasec ontact Jen Calvert in the Communications Department at jenc@firstpres.cc

Front Desk Greeter
Do you have Tuesday mornings available? We are looking for someone to greet visitors and answer phones while the staff is in their weekly meeting starting at 9:15. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Michelle Shev in the Pastor’s office at michelles@firstpres.cc.

Other Opportunities

Contact the church office, 954-462-6200 or email info@firstpres.cc

Ushers & Greeters
Would you like to help by greeting and ushering at our worship services, or direct church members to their Sunday classes? Your smiles and welcoming presence are always appreciated!

Parking Assistance Team
Assist with directing cars on Sunday or during special events.

Sunday Morning Breakfast
Do you love to cook? Join the Sunday morning breakfast team!

Building & Grounds Team
We are always looking for those who love to fix, paint, or build things!

Hospitality Team
Do you love to plan dinner parties? Want to be a helper with setting up or food prep? Or like to decorate? We are looking for your help with various churchwide receptions.

Church Officers
Are you feeling called to serve in a leadership role? The Church needs you as an Elder, Deacon, or Ministry Team member!

Wednesday Night Out

Contact Mona Petersen: monap@first pres.cc

Dinner Hosts & Hostesses
Table set-ups, Receive cash and check payments, Receive credit card payments

Food Servers
Serve food from the “servery” (aka the food line) in the Fellowship Hall for Wednesday Night Out Dinners. Retrieve an apron from the kitchen and serve dinner guests as they come through the servery. 5:30pm-6:00pm (Arrive at 5:15pm) OR 6:00pm-6:30pm (arrive at 5:55pm).

Cleanup Crew
Put salt & pepper shakers back in the kitchen. Clear tables of napkins, table covers, cups & put centerpieces away.

Youth Ministry

Contact Chandler Gelb: chandlerg@firstpres.cc

Sunday Morning Volunteers
Join us Sunday mornings for food, fun, fellowship, and teaching. Our students are eager for guidance, encouragement, and spiritual adult leadership.

Sunday Evening Volunteer
Join us Sunday evenings for middle school and high school small groups. We need multiple volunteers, but we’re especially in need of amale leader to help Jon during small groups. This is a great opportunity for personal spiritual development, in addition to relationship and faith-building with our students.

Beach Night Leader and Volunteers
Our Summer beach nights are back on Wednesday evenings from 6:00– 8:00 PM! We need your help to make them happen; we’ll need help with shopping, organizing, cooking, and cleaning.
The dates are: June 23rd, July 7th, July 21st, and August 11th